* Posts by peterharley

3 posts • joined 14 Mar 2014

Remember back when "Broadband" ...

peterharley

I must have been one of the last homes to have ISDN - broadband was late coming to my village. Don't miss the expense, but broadband speeds round here are not that much faster.

We had L, a, b and later "b1" charge bands... charging was in "units" and each unit gave you a number of seconds, depending on charge band, and time of day/ day of week. Off peak wasfrom 18:00 to 08:00 and all weekend, while "peak" was split into two levels, lower was 08:00-09:00 and 13:00-18:00, with 09:00-13:00 being the even more stinging higher level.

I had to write software to determine costs of calls made via modems that offered 300/300, 600/600 and 1200/1200.

Thanks

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Loved one just died? Pah, that's nothing

peterharley

I don't think you'd find many volunteers for a study that involved killing a subject's spouse/child/parent just to measure how much stress it causes."

Panasonic slaps Freetime EPG on 2014 smart tellies

peterharley

The first 4K transmissions will likely be IP based (e.g. Netflix or iPlayer), so a dumb 4k panel is probably the best option for early adopters.

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